Management Team

For over 35 years the roots of Viewpoint Construction Software have been fortified with strong Pacific Northwest values. Much of that dedication comes from the leadership team who has partnered a deep passion for sustainable and environmentally ethical business with their pursuit for innovative solutions for the construction industry. Always willing to collaborate with customers on resolving any issue, Viewpoint's executive team is always a phone call away. Get to know us.

Manolis Kotzabasakis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Manolis Kotzabasakis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Manolis Kotzabasakis serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Viewpoint, joining in August 2015. Kotzabasakis comes to Viewpoint from AspenTech, the world leader in software that optimizes complex production processes for the oil & gas, chemical and construction industries. During his 18 years with AspenTech, Kotzabasakis held several executive positions including Marketing & Strategy, Worldwide Sales Operations and most recently served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Research & Development, where he led the creation of AspenTech's technical/scientific vision and strategy on a global basis.

Kotzabasakis manages and drives Viewpoint’s world-wide operations to best meet the growing and progressive technology needs of the construction and capital projects industries.

Kotzabasakis holds PhD and MSc degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK, and a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He was an associate professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1992.

Kelly Lang, Chief Financial Officer

Kelly Lang, Chief Financial Officer

Kelly joined Viewpoint in November 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for building strong business strategies that drive profitable growth as well as diverse and strategic teams. Kelly brings over 25 years of progressive finance and accounting experience with publically traded, venture-backed, and private equity companies.

Armed with a BA in Business Administration from Seattle University, Kelly began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Price Waterhouse LLP).

Kelly was most recently Vice President and CFO for Tripwire, a high growth international cybersecurity software developer. Kelly has also served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Merix Corporation, and was the VP Corporate Controller and Treasurer at Schnitzer Steel. Over the years Kelly has held a variety of financial management roles including VP of Capital Investments and Business Integration, VP of Finance, and Manager of Strategic Analysis.

Joanna Nikka, Chief Human Resources Officer

Joanna Nikka, Chief Human Resources Officer

Joanna is responsible for overseeing and delivering human resource services for the global organization. She comes to Viewpoint from AspenTech where she was responsible for designing and implementing its global organizational management practices. For the past several decades, Joanna has also held multiple executive level HR positions for technology companies such as Analog Devices and Millipore Corporation. Joanna received her BA degree from University College Dublin in Ireland and her MBA from Babson College.

Matt Harris, Senior Vice President of Products

Matt Harris, Senior Vice President of Products

Matt is responsible for driving Viewpoint’s overall product strategy and roadmap, ensuring they address the real-world business issues construction professionals face every day. Matt previously served as VP of Strategy and Corporate Development and was responsible for Viewpoint’s strategic growth initiatives. Before joining Viewpoint in 2011, he lived and worked in Holland and led, as VP and General Manager, the highest growth division at FEI Company, a publically traded global leader in nanotechnology innovations. Prior to his GM role he helped to reshape FEI’s strategy as its VP of Global Strategy and Business Development. In addition to Strategy, M&A, and Operational executive roles with Planar Systems, and Netscape, he began his career with General Electric in a technical leadership program. Matt has engineering and psychology degrees from Cornell and his MBA from Stanford University.

Dan Farner, Vice President of Product Development

Dan Farner, Vice President of Product Development

Dan oversees Viewpoint’s Product Development and Hosted Operation teams. He is responsible for the company’s engineering, development and testing activities of the ERP, collaboration, mobile, on premises and cloud deployed products.

Twenty-seven years ago, after receiving his Bachelors degree from Western Oregon University, Dan immediately joined Viewpoint (then Bidtek) as a software developer. He has held various product development roles during his many years of service for Viewpoint, including QA/BI Manager, Development Manager and Development Director.

Larry Luck, Vice President of Client Services and Chief Information Officer

Larry Luck, Vice President of Client Services and Chief Information Officer

Larry is responsible for worldwide Professional Services, Customer Support, Learning Services as well as the global Information Technology organization.

Larry brings over 25 years of experience managing complex software implementations as well as large scale technology and enterprise systems. Combining technology and the selection, assessment and development of organizational talent, he has built teams that support rapidly growing business or turnaround underperforming organizations into a competitive advantage and key strategic foundation for corporate growth and profitability.

Larry has held multiple executive level positions for companies such as Schnitzer Steel, Xerox and CNF Transportation Services. He received his BS degree in Business from Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Maury Plumlee, Vice President of Global Marketing

Maury Plumlee, Vice President of Global Marketing

Maury has been a member of the Viewpoint team for more than 35 years. He currently oversees Global Marketing, leading a high energy team that’s driven to promote Viewpoint’s unique brand story and help execute on the company’s goal of construction market leadership in all geographies served.

Prior, Maury had direct responsibility for North America sales of all Viewpoint product lines, including the company’s flagship product, Vista by Viewpoint. Maury led a team of 60 sales professionals and a growing network of business partners throughout North America and Australia.

Kevin Carr, Vice President of North America Sales

Kevin Carr, Vice President of North America Sales

Kevin oversees Viewpoint’s North America Sales team leveraging 20 years of successful sales leadership with top technology firms. Prior, Kevin served as Senior VP of Sales for Deltek, the acknowledged leader in providing ERP solutions for architects, engineers, and project-based businesses. Before Deltek, Kevin was VP of World Wide Sales with Intellitactics, Inc., a provider of security incident and event management software solutions.

Steve Spark, Vice President of EMEA Sales

Steve Spark, Vice President of EMEA Sales

Steve oversees Viewpoint’s EMEA Sales team and brings over 20 years of successful leadership to the role through his work in helping the global construction sector embrace technology to create, share, consume and use data in a way that increases productivity and reduce risk.

Steve graduated from the University of Leeds in Business Management. He has held Commercial Development roles with Railtrack, Ford of Britain and the Newcastle United Football Club before joining Viewpoint in 2005.

Ian Desbrow, Vice President of ANZ Sales

Ian Desbrow, Vice President of ANZ Sales

Ian has more than 20 years experience in enterprise management and technology with sales, consulting, finance and human resources disciplines across Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Ian’s focus is to drive growth and implement programs and processes which support a superior experience for customers, prospects and employees.

Ian was the former CEO of Jobpac, and prior was Managing Director of INFOR Global Systems, Pacific Region, the third largest ERP company in the world. These are underpinned by senior management roles at Lawson Software, Oracle, PeopleSoft and MINCOM.

Jennifer Allison, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jennifer Allison, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jennifer has extensive experience in both employment and business law with a focus on fostering a business environment where ethics and integrity are held as core values. Most recently, she was General Counsel for Tripwire and was known for achieving results in a fast-paced, high-volume environment, providing solutions-oriented legal advice and collaborating with Sales and Finance teams to ensure timely and predicable revenue recognition. Prior, Jennifer was Assistant General Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance & Human Resources at EthicsPoint (now Navex Global) where she helped establish the first in house legal department for the start-up software company.

Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Portland State University and her Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School. During Law School, she focused primarily on employment law and had the honor of clerking for Justice R. William Riggs at the Oregon Supreme Court.